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Only in America: Trump’s ‘criminal alien’ hotline inundated – with UFO sightings


The US President has ordered a ‘hotline’ for Americans to call when they witness an immigrant (‘alien’) commit a crime.

But the hotline was swamped on its first day by hoax callers reporting stories of extra-terrestrial activity.

On Twitter, callers reported long wait times and (unsurprisingly) sceptical operators.

The line is part of the President’s new Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office.

That’s despite research showing that immigrants – whatever their legal status – are less likely to commit violent crimes than US-born citizens.

Obama ‘cleansing’

It comes the same week that the Trump administration announced it was scrapping two of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s health and education initiatives – the ‘Let Girls Learn’ program, which gives teenage girls around the world access to education; and the healthier lunches in US schools program.

Of course, it’s the Government’s prerogative to decide which programs receive funding. But who would be better served here – young children and girls in need or “victims of illegal aliens”?

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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